2010: Equality Act

The United States has had a long history of discrimination and inequality, particularly when it
comes to race, sex, and sexual orientation. The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s
brought consideration to the bias faced by African Americans and led to the passing of laws
such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, discrimination against other marginalized
groups, such as women, persisted.
In 2010, the US Equality Act was passed to address this ongoing discrimination. This act made
it illegal for employers, landlords, and others to discriminate against persons founded on their
race, sex, and sexual orientation. This was a substantial step forward for marginalized
communities in the United States, as it provided legal protections that had previously been
lacking. The Equality Act serves as a reminder of the progress that has been made, and the
ongoing fight for true equality for all.